A 51-year-old Darien man was in a traffic accident on Sept. 7, received serious injuries and was later charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. No one else was reported hurt in the accident.
A 51-year-old Darien man who crashed his station wagon on Ledge Road last month was recently charged with driving while under the influence, police said.
Darien police gave this account (an accusation not proven in court) of the matter:
On Sept. 7, Christopher Robinson of Anthony Lane was driving westbound on Ledge Road from the Interstate 95 southbound (really westbound) Exit 10 ramp, crossed over the median line and struck a tree on the other side of the roadway.
Robinson received serious injuries and his 2003 Chevrolet station wagon was heavily damaged in the accident.
Police who arrived at the scene and spoke with Robinson smelled alcohol on his breath. He was taken to Stamford Hospital to get his injuries treated, and police later applied for and received a search warrant for his blood tests there.
The blood tests showed he had alcohol in his blood over the legal limit for driving. Police applied for a warrant for Robinson's arrest, which was approved.
Robinson was charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and failure to drive on the right side of the road.
After he was told of the warrant for his arrest, he turned himself in at Darien Police headquarters on Oct. 7. He posted a $250 bond and wa scheduled to appear Friday for his first court appearance in state Superior Court in Stamford.